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Rose Creek Farms Coop:  Sunday April 5th 2013


Rose Creek Farms Coop

How to contact us:
Ph# 940.427.2609 or 940.440.8321
email:“coop@rosecreekfarms.com”
Our Farm Website: rosecreekfarms.com
On Twitter: @RoseCreekFarms
On Facebook: www.facebook.com/pages/Rose-Creek-Farms/185377044949146
On Saturdays Fort Worth: Here’s a map.
On Wednesdays Denton: Here’s a map.
On Wednesdays Decatur: Here’s a map.
On Mondays On Farm: Here’s a map.

Market News

We are working very hard to make Rose Creek Farms Cooperative the most convenient way for you to put locally grown food on your tables. It’s amazing what transpires each week in such a limited space and time window.

TatSoi Broccoli Napa Cabbage

We are accepting credit cards now so anyone who wants to take advantage of that service please feel free. We do still accept checks for those who want to pay with a check.

WOW Freezes in May. This is really hard to get a summer garden to come up. We have covered the tomatoes, peppers and eggplant 8 or 9 times in the past 2-3 weeks to prevent them from getting frost or a freeze on them. Lost a few plants to the cooler weather. Some veggies won’t germinate with such cool weather. How ever we are getting there and we are excited about the summer veggies.

Note: If you buy the jars of jelly. We would like for you to save the jars and rings and not throw them away. Please bring them back to us and we can refund you $0.50 cents each for those that are returned back in great shape.

Note: If you buy eggs from us and would like to save the cartons for us that would be much appreciated. It helps with the environment and help us keep the cost down. Please only return the cartons that are in good shape.

Thanks so much for your support of Rose Creek Farms Locally Grown, all of our growers, local food, and our rights to eat it. You all are part of what makes North Texas such a great area in which to live.

Recipes

Please, share your recipes with us on the website, on the Recipes tab. We’d all love to know how you use your Rose Creek Farms Locally Grown products, so we can try it too!

Radish and Sour Cream Salad

Radish and Sour Cream Salad

There are only so many green salads topped with these red globes that you can eat before you find yourself with more radishes than you can top a salad with.

So why not put them in the spotlight as the only vegetable in the salad? In this recipe the bite of radish is cooled with rich, creamy sour cream.

Ingredients:

4 cups sliced radishes
2 teaspoons white wine vinegar
5 tablespoons sour cream
2 heaping tablespoons minced chives
salt and pepper to taste

Instructions:

Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl. Refrigerate for at least 20 minutes before serving. Excellent alongside spicy dishes like curries.

Source: Cultures for Health http://culturesforhealth.com
Serves: 2-4

Upcoming Rose Creek Farms Events

  • The basics of Soft Cheeses, Butter and Yogurt: May 11th, 2013 10:00am-2:00pm. Location is 418 County Road 2788, Sunset, Texas 76270. This class covers the nutritional benefits of “Raw Dairy Products”. Includes a demonstration of how to make yogurt, yogurt cheese, kefir and raw milk cheeses. We will learn how to make clabbered butter and cheese, cultured butter, cultured yogurt and yogurt cheese, and a raw milk butter. Class cost $25.00 per person. Lunch provided. (Cultured yogurt and cheese is a pasteurized method of preparation for those not interested in raw dairy products). Class taught by Pamela Klein Johnson. Go to: www.rosecreekfarms.com for details to register.
  • Probiotics – The real connection: May 25th, 2013 10:00am-2:00pm. Friendly bacteria make up approximately 70% of our immune system. The most powerful part of the immune system takes place among the body’s probiotics. The human body can house more than 32 billion beneficial and harmful bacteria and fungi at one time. Join us in learning how to protect our immune system using traditional nutrient dense foods and drinks such as, yogurt, kefir, kombucha and fermented veggies. This is an informational class and not a cooking class. However we do cover basic methods of preparation. Class cost $25.00 per person. Couples $40.00. Lunch provided.
  • Nourishing Traditional Diets- The Key to Vibrant Health: June 15th, 2013, 10:00-2:00. Learn which foods heal and which foods cause disease. Learn how to prepare some of the most probiotic rich, nutrient dense foods our ancestors have eaten for thousands of years to keep them healthy. This is not a cooking class, demonstration only. Class is free. Please rsvp by phone or email to reserve your spot if attending.
  • Basics of Fermentation: June. 29th, 2013 10:00am-2:00pm. Come and learn the basics of fermentation. Fermented foods are higher in nutrients, retain flavor and color much better than the canned method of food preservation. Learn how to make old fashioned pickled veggies to sourdough bread starters for bread, rolls and pancakes. Class cost $25.00 per person. Couples $40.00. Lunch provided.

Other Area Farm Events

No current listings

We thank you for your interest and support of our efforts to bring you the healthiest, the freshest and the most delicious locally-produced foods possible!

Gwinnett Locally Grown:  MEM Deadline this Friday


The Market is open Thursday 9am – Monday 9am. After that, ordering is disabled. Pick-up your order Tuesday 4:30-6:30PM at Rancho Alegre Farm at 2225 Givens Road, Dacula, GA 30019. New to The Market? Learn about how it works here.

May 2nd, 2013 – New Vendors, Great Offers!

Dear Market Customer,

It’s another great week here at The Market. The addition of 4 new vendors last week increased our inventory variety, including all natural emu oil products, local vegetables, live plants, and premium coffee.

Also, this week, be sure to stop by The Market during pick-up to ‘smell’ test and get the fresh bath salts and all-natural, homemade household products from From Mimi’s Mountain Home. Their rosemary-mint bath salts smell amazing; the perfect addition to a relaxing bath!

On another note, we’d like to excuse Johnston Family Farms for not being able to provide us with raw milk and cream this Tuesday. Russell’s mother is in the hospital and he was attending to her. We pray she recovers soon. Be sure to order Johnston’s dairy this week, we look forward to having him back on Tuesday with his fresh dairy!

Mother Earth Meats Deadline is this Friday

Placing an order is easy! Just review their website, complete this order form, and email it back to grow@ranchoalegrefarm.com.

As you probably already know, we only get to order Mother Earth Meats about every 6 weeks, so this is a great time to stock-up on your favorite meat cuts from a reliable meat source. I promise you, you will not find high quality meat at these prices anywhere else!

The deadline to order Mother Earth Meats is this Friday, May 3rd, so order now!

So many logistics come into play when we do a bulk buy of this kind. If at all possible, please don’t wait until the last minute to order and go ahead and fill out your order form now. It will greatly help us deliver the absolute best and timely service to you!

Mother Earth Meats provides pastured, grass-fed, hormone, antibiotic and cruelty-free:


  • beef
  • bison
  • elk

  • goat
  • lamb
  • chicken

  • turkey
  • duck
  • pork

They also offer other products like raw milk cheese, organ meats, bones for broth/stock and traditional cooking fats, all of excellent quality.

Here are some interesting facts about Mother Earth Meats:

  • There is NO sales tax or added delivery fee!
  • There are no nitrates or MSG in the uncooked sausages, fresh bacon or seasoned bacon.
  • Mother Earth Meats does not add any kind of salt or chemical washes to their meats, nor do they use gases to sterilize it.
  • Mother Earth Meats does not use any fertilizers at the farm, other than their own manure and homemade compost.
  • The chickens and turkeys are pastured/free-range and are given a limited amount of non-GMO feed which does include corn/soy.
  • Pork lard is already rendered and pork fat is not; the same is true for beef lard and fat (however, you can easily render it yourself in the oven).

How to Order Mother Earth Meats

Remember, the rules to order Mother Earth Meats are a little different. You would NOT order through The Market.

Instead, follow these easy instructions:

The Deadline to Order is this Friday, May 3rd; Order Now!

1) Go to the Mother Earth Meats website, browse around, and choose the products you want to order.

2) Download the Mother Earth Meats order form here and fill it out with the products you want to order.

3) Save your filled out order form on your computer and email it back to grow@ranchoalegrefarm.com with subject line "MEM ORDER".

That’s it!

These are some of the best meats you can find; don’t miss this opportunity to stock up on top quality meats!

*Delivery date for Mother Earth Meats is May 18th*

If you run into any issues or have any questions about ordering Mother Earth Meats,
please fill out this short form or call 770-383-1284.

Our Facebook Contest is Up! Enter to Win a $100 Visa Card

If you’ve ever hosted a birthday party here at Rancho Alegre Farm, you can participate in our Photo Contest, submit your best birthday party photo, and enter to WIN a $100 Visa Card!

It’s easy: (1) Like our page, (2) Click Submit Photo (3) Click Share so all your friends can see your photo and vote! The photograph with the most votes wins a $100 Visa Card!

 

Fresh Wishes,

Pilar Quintero
Market Host
Rancho Alegre Farm
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Local Farms First:  Order Pick Up Reminder!



Greetings local food lovers!

Don’t forget to pick up your order today between 4-6 PM!

Crested Butte: The CB Pick-Up Location is now at Montanya Distillery, 130 Elk Avenue.

Gunnison: Upstairs at the ORE Office (202 E. Georgia).

Thanks for supporting local family farms!

Maya Silver
Market Manager LocalFarmsFirst.com – a 501c3 non-profit
303-775-5318
click here to start shopping on the website
www.LocalFarmsFirst.com

Homegrown Co-op:  Market OPEN for Saturday! Food Festival TOMORROW!


Contact Us

2310 N Orange Ave, Orlando
(407) 895-5559
info@homegrowncoop.org
www.HomegrownCoop.org

Online Market

Place your order today in our online market!

Saturday Market:
Order online Wednesday 3pm – Friday 9am for pickup or delivery Saturday afternoon.

Wednesday Market:
Order online Saturday 1pm – Tuesday 9am for pickup or delivery Wednesday afternoon.

Farm Store

OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK!

Monday – Sunday
10 am – 7 pm

Membership is Ownership! Become a Member today here

Upcoming Events

Thursday, 5/2 from 6:00pm until 9:00pm:
The Homegrown Food Truck Festival

Saturday, 6/8 from 1-3pm:
Genetically Modified Foods: From Frankenfood to Frankenpeople?

HOMEGROWN NEWS

HOMEGROWN FOOD TRUCK FESTIVAL



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact
Stephanie Lichtenstein, Marketing
321-262-7372

Homegrown Food Truck Festival for Local Produce and Conscious Fare
Celebrating all things fresh and healthy in one Homegrown party

Orlando, FL – (May 2nd, 2013) Homegrown Local Food Cooperative is excited to kick off the summer with fresh, locally sourced fare from Orlando’s finest food trucks. The Co-op is inviting foodies, vegetarians, gluten-free diners, or anyone who simply loves food trucks to support Central Florida’s farmers and artisan chefs and enjoy their conscious cuisine.

The Homegrown Food Truck Festival will be held Thursday, May 2nd, from 6:00 – 9:00 PM. The coop will provide guests a fun, backyard cookout atmosphere, with live music and plenty of seating.

The following vendors will be in attendance:
Curbside Chef, combining a wealth of Global culinary influence and locally grown produce and herbs into a dazzling menu with Vegetarian, Gluten-free, nut and egg free options.

Soup to Nuts, recently burst onto Orlando’s food truck scene, offers soups and grilled sandwiches that can be ordered gluten or dairy-free options.

Local Yolk’l, proud supporters of the city’s local economy. They source cage-free eggs from Lake Meadow Naturals and always use fresh bread and bagels from local bakeries.

Tom Scala, a long-time member of Homegrown Local Food Cooperative, and popular vendor at Audubon Park community market. His smoothies and freshly-squeezed juices are made using only local and organic produce.

All From Scratch Baked Goods, made with love by Kellie Mitchell, apprentice to Chef Silvia of The Travelling Gourmet. Every treat is baked with the best organic, and all-natural ingredients in Orlando. All From Scratch offers brownies, cookies, vegan cupcakes and more.

Guests may find plenty of parking around the corner, behind the Translational Research Institute for Metabolism & Diabetes:
301 E Princeton St Orlando, FL 32804. Please visit www.facebook.com/homegrownlocalfoodcoop for more details.

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Satellite Pick-up sites


We are looking to set up a few satellite pick-up sites around Central Florida to help reduce delivery fees and offer better access to local food. Are you interested in hosting a pick-up site? Do you know a school or business that would allow us to distribute orders once or twice a week? Let us know.

Member Mondays!

20% Off All Produce!


During regular store hours on Mondays, Members will receive 20% OFF all produce items. This discount will not include meat, dried herbs or shelf items.

Remember to have your member card ready at checkout!

Not a Member yet? Support your local food economy by becoming a member

Shop at the On-line Farmer’s Market.
www.homegrown.locallygrown.net

Place your order before Friday at 9am for pick-up or delivery on Saturday.

Your order is FINAL once placed, and you are responsible for pick-up and payment.

Pickup is from 12pm-7pm on Saturday. Sorry, we cannot accommodate early pickups.

Don’t forget, orders for the following items must be placed by 4:00pm Thursday to satisfy your order
Fresh bread orders from Olde Hearth Bread Company

We think local food is the best news ever, but never want to be junk mail. Wish to stop receiving these emails?
Simply click the “unsubscribe” link at the bottom of this email.

Suncoast Co-op:  Order your fresh local food from www.suncoastco-op.com


To Contact Us

How to contact us:
Suncoastcoop@gmail.com
Our Website: Suncoast Co-op Ordering
On Facebook: Facebook Fanpage
Facebook Group: Facebook Group.
Suncoast Co-op Meet-up: Meet-up
Suncoast Co-op Youtube: Youtube Videos
Phone #: 727-271-2754 – Eric

Membership

Membership is Ownership

For $25 a year you can become a member as well as part owner of the Suncoast Co-op. We are a worker owned cooperative and will give special perks for our member/owners. Patronize from the market and reap the rewards years to come with a vibrant local food economy.

  • Receive 10% discount with no market surcharge.
  • Half off on any upcoming workshops or events our co-op may host.
  • Preferred Patron- If there are 5 apples on the market and 6 are sold, members get preference first on their order being fulfilled.
  • You own the business Democratic election of board of directors. Each member gets one vote.
  • Hiring Opportunity- we are worker owned cooperative we only hire from within. “With us, for us, we hire ourselves”

Become a member this week with a $25 investment!

Suncoast Co-op Market News





Great new Products

  • Blueberries!
  • Garden Bouquets
  • Focaccia bread, Granola Bread, Orange Marmalade Bread
  • Sweet Potato slips
  • Parsley
  • Georgia Collard Greens
  • Brassica Crisps
  • Soaps: Strawberries and Creme, Smoky Mountain, Bee Happy
Make sure you browse all the categories on the left hand side of the market to see all we have to offer from our over 45+ local growers. Please remember to get your orders placed by Thursday noon.

In the News

Seeds of Change: Share the Good

Our co-op market gardens and community gardens are growing abundance! We desperately need storage space that is refrigerated. We are in a campaign to win potentially $25,000 grant for supporting our local food with the Seeds of Change campaign going on Facebook starting today. Please click the below link and vote for us daily till the grant challenge ends 5/17/2013. You can vote once a day. The gardens with the most attention will be up for a $25,000 grant or one fifteen $10,000 grants.

“Click here to vote for the Suncoast co-op vote Daily!”

The link to share to your friends and family is:
https://www.facebook.com/seedsofchange/app_589705354373524?app_data=c7fe41fa-5244-4ecc-8103-d8e64cea52c2

We are in desperate need of a storage shed, one that can be locked, and air conditioned. Our gardeners drop off their produce,at habitat, we organize the produce, sort the names of those that ordered and store in make shift bins. We have no storage area, and no air conditioning. Without refrigeration and more storage area we are limited as to growing in our community. We live in Florida and heat wilts the vegetables pretty fast. habitat allows us to use a space on Saturday morning for the co op, but all week the area is open to the public. So we are unable to store and leave anything behind. Right now we store products such as honey, grass fed beef, free range chicken in our own homes and transport it ourselves.

Simply Fresh Customer Pick-up 1pm-2pm
Customers can now pick-up their orders from Simply Fresh 1pm-2pm in Tarpon Springs on Saturdays. Make sure you specify what customer pick up location you want to pick-up at on the second page when you place your order. Simply Fresh Produce & Peanuts is located at 1942 S. Pinellas Ave. Tarpon Springs, FL.

Now accepting all Major credit cards
We are now accepting all major credit cards for a 3.0% additional convenience fee we will use credit cards for your orders.

Side of Beef
Would any of our customer be interested in a portion of a side of beef from a local farm? We have access to grass fed beef in bulk we would have to pre-sell enough in order to consider getting the order. Would you be interested in more beef? What cuts? Please email any of your feedback so we may compile a list and research more Thanks! Suncoastcoop@gmail.com

Feedback requested
We will continue with our mission of providing fresh local food but have had requests for more diversity. Certain items are not producible in Florida but we have access to them but have put off making available. Examples include: Apples, Avocado, Mangoes, Asparagus, Sweet Corn, organic lettuce during the Summer, some of them are more North Florida, South Florida or Georgia, Some are from California, Washington. We were wondering if people would be interested in these Organic products as long as we clearly showed the point of origin and kept within the United States. We have begun to do this with some Citrus and Rice focused on Florida produced only but have many options. We would never stray away from our main focus on local food keeping it 90% of our business, just adding diversity to help grow the revenue and increase interest for our customers with more organic food. Is this something our members would be interested in we would like to hear feedback on what our customer would like? Please email any of your feedback Suncoastcoop@gmail.com

Looking for Volunteers and Board of Directors
We are always looking for new help in growing the cooperative. For inquire into assisting the growth of the co-op and local food movement please email Suncoastcoop@gmail.com

In Search of Website assistance
We would like to update our website to have more information about our co-op, a place for the members to talk as well as our grower converse, and more information about what our mission is about. Would anyone be interested in volunteering with our board on setting up a wordpress that will link to the market and vice versa. What kind of web experience do you have? Please email Suncoastcoop@gmail.com

Coming Events


You can RSVP for these events either on our On Facebook: Facebook Fanpage or Suncoast Co-op Meet-up: Meet-up

Suncoast Cafe
Every Saturday join us for talks about local food movement. $1.50 cup of organic locally roasted coffee and conversations about growing our own food. 10am-2pm at the West Pasco Habitat for Humanity Restore 4131 Madison Street.

Co-op Birthday + Permablitz
May 5th, 2012 9:00am-4pm (Come anytime)6410 River Road, New Port Richey, FL
Join the co-op for a celebration of our first year open! May was our kick off month for the co-op in 2012 and we have grown so much! We are growing still, Barbara is in need of setting up more garden space at her home to grow more veggies for the co-op market. So we are hosting a Birthday Permablit for the co-op to keep on growing! Our permablitz group will keep them going over the summer for every 3 blitz’s you go to your property is eligible to be blitzed. This is a pot-luck event please bring your favorite dish, plates, utensils, drinks. Learn more details on our meet-up: Meet-up RSVP
Click here for Flyer for event to print and help market our co-op birthday!

Critical Thinkers book club: One Straw Revolution
May 7 at 6:00pm
New Port Richey Public Library in New Port Richey, Florida

Join our book study club at the New Port Richey Library upstairs room B for a discussion about the book “One Straw Revolution” You can read it online for free here: One Straw Revolution

We thank you for your interest and support of our efforts to bring you the healthiest, the freshest and the most delicious locally-produced foods possible!

South Cumberland Food Hub:  Time to Order Local Food!


Hi Everyone!
This is your second chance to order delicious
local food this week. We’re open till noon. Have
a wonderful day!

Click here to go directly to the Rootedhere Locally Grown Market Page

Risa

The Cumming Harvest:  Newsletter - May 1, 2013


RECIPES

RAW Carrot Cake Balls (Dipped in RAW chocolate)
Grain Free/Gluten Free/Dairy Free/Vegan/RAW

Ingredients:
Note: This recipe does not contain exact measurements as veggies and fruits come in all sizes. Use the measurements below as a guide. You just want a ball that holds together. Feel free to experiment with different flavors! I rarely measure this recipe out and that’s half the fun!

Makes approx. 10-12 cake balls depending on your ingredients and size of the cake ball

1 Large carrot, peeled
1 large tart apple, cored

1/8 cup or a handful of currants (or chopped raisins)
1/2 cup dried shredded coconut (use more or less as needed to thicken the mix)
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
1/8 tsp or a pinch of nutmeg, more if you like it!

*1-2 Tbls RAW honey (maple syrup or palm nectar)
*2 Tbls RAW nut butter (almond, pecan, walnut, cashew)

Optional: Raw cacao nibs for decoration

*Note: Depending on your pulp, you may need to use more or less honey/nut butter or more coconut to get the desired texture. Remember go by feel.

Dipping chocolate

1/4 cup coconut oil
2 Tbls raw honey
1/2 tsp vanilla
7 Tbls of raw cacao (add another half Tbls for making a drizzle)

OR

1 cup Enjoy Life Chocolate chips melted plus 1/2 teaspoon ghee or palm shortening melted in to help it set faster and keep the chocolate from getting super hard in the freezer.

Directions:
Grate the carrots and the apple, by hand or w/a food processor. Then press out as much juice as possible by using a fine sieve, strainer. Alternately, you can use a nut milk bag or cheese cloth to squeeze out the juice. Originally, I used my juicer for this recipe and they turned out pretty great. However, I have found that there is MUCH more flavor to the cake ball when I make the pulp by hand.

Add the rest of the ingredients, except the cacao nibs or toppings to the carrot/apple pulp. Mix well.

Roll the dough into balls (about 1 Tbls worth of dough)

Chill the cake balls in the freezer for about 30 min.

While the cake balls are chilling prepare the chocolate…

Start with room temperature unrefined coconut oil (it’s liquid point is around 76 degrees). In a small bowl, combine the liquefied coconut oil, vanilla, honey and cocoa. Whisk together until the chocolate is well combined, with no lumps. I like to let the chocolate rest for about 15 min or so to let the cacao absorb well into the oil.

Using a wood skewer or dipping fork, dip the frozen cake balls into the chocolate. Let some of the chocolate drip off than allow the chocolate to harden while you hold the stick (it will harden pretty fast), sprinkle a few cocoa nibs or nuts on the top of the cake ball before the top hardens. If you don’t take the time to let some of the chocolate drip off you may not have enough chocolate to finish all the cake balls. They still taste great with a thick coating, but you will have to make extra chocolate sauce. It takes some practice to make your chocolate go far. If practice isn’t your thing just make extra chocolate sauce.

Tip: it’s common for the chocolate to crack slightly as it hardens. This can be reduced if you leave some space at the bottom of the cake ball without chocolate. That is often where the crack starts. However, if a crack does happen, it is VERY easy to cover it up when you drizzle the chocolate over it later. So don’t stress out about that. Can’t have chocolate? Don’t worry. Just roll the cakes balls in shredded dried coconut or crushed nuts before chilling them.

Decorating:
For the chocolate drizzle, make the same chocolate recipe as above, but add 1/2-1 Tbls more of raw cacao. This will make it a bit thicker. Using a spoon or a ‘candy making’ squeeze bottle (get it at any craft store) drizzle the chocolate in thin lines over the cake ball.

Cake balls should be kept chilled in the freezer for best results. Take them out about 5 min before serving. They should be fine for about 15 min before starting to soften too much. At that point, the coconut oil will become liquid (at around 76 degrees) and the chocolate will begin to melt.

I have also kept these in the fridge, producing a much softer cake ball. They taste great this way, the only downside is they DO melt in your hand as well as in your mouth.

Market News

THIS WEEK
Come by to visit with Dena of Good Shepherd Herbals, she’ll be at the market as our Farmer of the Day! If you’re curious about how herbs and essential oils are healing, this will be the day to visit.

Storage Containers: Last week I sent a request for recyclables, I need to clarify that we’re looking for containers from items you’ve purchased from the Cumming Harvest vendors. Egg Cartons, Glass jars from B&B Honey and Ancient Awakenings, paper bags from My Daily Bread and Ancient Awakenings and the small green berry containers from Cane Creek, Weedy Soil and Hog Mountain and the clear plastic containers from the bakers. I appreciate everyone that brought in items last week even if they weren’t exactly what we were looking for. Recycling is always a good thing!

GREENS: We’re starting to see more greens listed online; lettuce, chard, spinach, arugula, etc. You should always expect to wash your greens before using them. The farmers do a “field wash”, which is quickly swishing them in clean water once or twice to get off most of the dirt, but it is suggested to wash again. Just separate the leaves in a collendar and spray with water in the kitchen sink or fill a bowl with water to swish individual leaves to get the final dirt off. You don’t HAVE to wash, because there isn’t any chemicals, but there may still be a little dirt left after the field wash.

FISH: We’re coming to the end of the Alaskan Salmon, we ran out of Halibut last week. Doug will be moving back to Alaska in the next few weeks and fishing until August when he’ll come back with the fresh catch!

Questions?: Please feel free to contact the farmers directly, they are available to answer your questions and concerns. If you have questions about the market, I am always available. If you don’t know who to ask, email us both. :)

LOCATION & PICK-UP
Building 106, Colony Park Dr. in the Basement of Suite 100, Cumming, GA 30040. Pick up every Saturday between 10-12pm.
Google Map

To view the harvest today and tomorrow till 8pm, visit “The Market” page on our website, The Cumming Harvest

We thank you for your interest and support of our efforts to bring you the healthiest, the freshest and the most delicious locally-produced foods possible!

Melody Lane Co-op:  May 1, 2013




The Market is open every week from Saturday morning until Tuesday evening.
Place your order by 7:00pm Tuesday for pick up the following Thursday.


CO-OP NEWS



Online ordering is now closed for this week but we have so much going on that I just wanted to send out a little reminder…


THURSDAY
Co-op pickup at my house from 3:00pm – 7:00pm (890 Melody Ln, Roswell GA 30075)
You can stop by any time during that 4 hour window to pick up your order. Our Wilderness Family Naturals order from last week should also be here by then so you can get that stuff as well. Even if you don’t have anything to pick up you are welcome to come hang out and chat with other co-op members while the kids play. The best time for visiting is from 3:00pm to 5:00pm. After that I will be making dinner and getting ready for the canning class that starts at 7:00pm.

Goat Milk Samples: I bought some extra goat milk this week if anyone wants to try it. I might even split my exta gallon with someone if you just want a little to take home (to see how your pets like it).

Canning Workshop 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Brandon Follett, owner of From Mimi’s Mountain Home, will lead the workshop. Please RSVP here so we will have a head-count for supplies. Each participant will take home a few jars of the foods we can.

From Mimi’s Mountain Home: Brandon will also have his farmers’ market booth set up during the workshop with all of his natural cleaning supplies, bath & body products, and essential oils for sale AND 25% of the proceeds will go to co-op!


FRIDAY
Mother Earth Meats order deadline, May 3rd. (delivery May 18th)
Get pasture raised meats at great prices. We are not ordering through the co-op website this time. Read the details about how to order here.


SATURDAY
Chicken Processing at East West Farm
I will be at East West Farm in Marietta this Saturday (May 4th) getting up close and personal with real food. We could use some more willing hands to help with chicken processing starting around 9:00am. Bring your cooler because anyone that is willing to donate a few hours of their time will get a fresh pasture raised organic chicken to take home. There is no food better than what you help produce! Call me if you have any questions or trouble finding the farm. And make sure to check out their website www.eastwestfarm.com for the latest news from the farm. They are taking orders now for chickens and whole or half pigs that will be availabe later in the year.


FRIDAY, May 10
Carlton Farm Tour
This is my kids’ favorite farm to visit. We have a group tour scheduled for Friday, May 10th. Carlton Farm is the co-op’s main source of milk, eggs and meat. This is a great opportunity to see where our food comes from and meet the people that work so hard to produce it. Read all the details and RSVP here.


See you soon :)

Sandra

CONTACT INFO



Sandra Walker
Melody Lane Co-op Coordinator
melodylanecoop@yahoo.com
770-841-3437

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Heirloom Living Market Lilburn:  Last Minute Orders??


Greetings All:

Just a reminder that Heirloom Living Market closes at Noon today!

A quick rundown:

Little Tot’s Estate is offering a great deal on Goat Milk BOGO, the supply is becoming limited.

Doug’s Garden has added bags of tender young (Baby) Spinach, bags of Spicy Lettuce Mix and bags of Mixed Lettuces to his offerings!

Phoenix Gardens has specials on Heirloom Seedlings – no GMO’s! They also have added a bag of Juicing Greens to their product list!

Back River Farm has Hakurei Turnips — sweet and fruity, tender but crisp!

Good Shepherd Herbals has a great deal on a Mother’s Day Bag of herbal goodies! Dances With Bees has 2 Beeswax Candles listed that would be a wonderful Mother’s Day gift!

Golden Farms has eggs featured and on sale this week! And Bo and Lisa’s Lil Patch reduced reduced Duck Eggs!

Mary of Patchwork Pasturesis featuring CheeseMaking 101 at a reduced rate. Class will be held on May 11th! Mary will have more info at Market pickup!

GMOOMG …What in the World Am I Eating will be offered next Tuesday, May 7th and May 14th at 7:00pm.
Lots of great info! Sign up on line or at Market pickup!

Need something from the bakery? Check out all of the goodies from My Daily Bread! I always mention ‘goodies’ – have you tried Dabrielle’s Bread? All are fabulous! Dabrielle will have items on the Farmers’ Table at Market pickup – but items sell very quickly. Be assured of getting the breads and treats you want and place your order today! Don’t forget your Vigilance coffee from The Roastin’ Fool! These two Artisans will be pairing up for Farmers of the Week very soon! Hmmm – yummy treats AND coffee! I’m there!

Got milk? Don’t forget Johnston Family Farm!

Making Pizza this weekend? Orobianco has just the Mozzarella for you! Did you know that Jennifer’s Pesto’s makes a very flavorful Hummus?

Joyful Noise Acres Farm has packs of wings and there are some good sized half chickens that are perfect for roasting or on for grilling! Salmon from Doug’s Wild Alaska Salmon is also great on the grill and don’t forget they have Halibut too!

And Dudley said to remind everyone to “Remember the Treats!” from Low Low Knows Bones! He loves them frozen!

Heritage Farm will offer Beef, Pork, Lamb and Goat Cheese next week!

That’s a pretty impressive list of Farmers/Growers and Artisans that we have providing fresh, nutrient-dense, local products for us!

We appreciate your support of the Market, our dedicated, LOCAL Farmers/Growers and Artisans and the local economy!

We will see you Thursday at Gwinnett Gymnastics Center between 4:30pm and 7:30 pm!

As always, Mary will have a couple of recipes featuring products she has purchased from the Market!

Joyful thoughts and bountiful blessings!

~Maryanne and Mary
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Spa City Local Farm Market Co-op:  The Market is Closed


The Spa City Co-op on-line market is now closed.

Orders can be picked up between 3:30 and 5:30 p.m. this Friday at the ArtChurch. Please set a reminder on your calendar.

If possible, please pick up your order by 5:00 if you can.

Thank you for supporting our local food co-op. See you Friday!

Hannah Seewald
Market Co-manager
509-936-2151
hanloumc5@gmail.com